Rober W. Ike

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Int Med-Rheumatology
Associate Professor
(734) 936-5561
Short bio: 
Faculty Appointment: Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 
Specialty: Rheumatology
Clinical Interests: Knee arthritis, muscle disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, spondyloarthropathies, musculoskeletal ultrasound, and gout. I maintain an interest in knee arthritis and spondyloarthropathies from many years in seeing patients with these disorders. I am acquainted with patients with Sjogren's Syndrome and muscle disorders from performing diagnostic procedures on suspected patients (salivary gland biopsy and needle muscle biopsy). I use musculoskeletal ultrasound to guide diagnostic and therapeutic arthrocenteses (joint taps) in a dedicated injection clinic which includes injection of hyaluronates for knee osteoarthritis.
Degree: M.D., 1979, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: Barnes Hospital Group, 1979-1982
Fellowship: Rheumatology, 1985, University of Michigan
Certifications: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Faculty Appointment Date: 7/2/1985
Research summary: 

Musculoskeletal ultrasound, polymyositis, psoriatic arthritis. I assist other investigators in genetic studies of psoriatic arthritis as well as therapeutic trials in psoriatic arthritis and polymyositis. I examine the impact of various methods of teaching arthrocentesis, including virtual reality simulations. I examine the role of musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical decision making regarding therapeutic musculoskeletal injections.

Recent publications: 
Lam C. Tsoi; Sarah L. Spain; Jo Knight; Eva Ellinghaus; Philip E. Stuart; Francesca Capon; Jun Ding; Yanming Li; Trilokraj Tejasvi; Johann E. Gudjonsson; et al.
Identification of 15 new psoriasis susceptibility loci highlights the role of innate immunity
Nature Genetics. 2012;44(12):1341-1348.
Eugene Y. Kissin; Jane Nishio; Mie Yang; Marina Backhaus; Peter V. Balint; George A. W. Bruyn; Jurgen Craig-Muller; Maria A. D'Agostino; Alexander Feoktistov; Janak Goyal; et al.
Self-directed learning of basic musculoskeletal ultrasound among rheumatologists in the United States
Arthritis Care and Research. 2010;62(2):155-160.
Robert W. Ike; Emily C. Somers; Erin L. Arnold; William J. Arnold
Ultrasound of the knee during voluntary quadriceps contraction: A technique for detecting otherwise occult effusions
Arthritis Care and Research. 2010;62(5):725-729.
Robert Ike; Erin Arnold; William Arnold; Jurgen Craig-Muller; Gurjit Kaeley; Timothy McAlindon; Levon Nazarian; Antonio Reginato
Ultrasound in American rheumatology practice: Report of the American College of Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Task Force
Arthritis Care and Research. 2010;62(9):1206-1219.
Philip E. Stuart; Rajan P. Nair; Eva ELinghaus; Jun Ding; Trilokraj Tejasvi; Johan E. GudjonSon; Yun Li; Stephan Weidinger; Bernadete Eberlein; Christian Gieger; et al.
Genome-wide asociation analysis identifies three psoriasis susceptibility loci
Nature Genetics. 2010;42(11):1000-1004.
Robert W. Ike
Chemical ablation as an alternative to surgery for treatment of persistent prepatellar bursitis
Journal of Rheumatology. 2009;36(7):1560.
Robert W. Ike; Giles G. Bole Jr.
Pseudoseptic arthritis due to acute lipoarthrosis in a systemic lupus erythematosus patient with osteonecrosis
Arthritis Care and Research. 2009;61(8):1130-1132.
Robert W. Ike
Arthroscopic lavage of the knee with or without corticosteroids versus joint aspiration - Which is best? Commentary
Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology. 2007;3(6):320-321.
Kevin F. Kia; Rajan P. Nair; Robert W. Ike; Ravi Hiremagalore; James T. Elder; Charles N. Ellis
Prevalence of antigliadin antibodies in patients with psoriasis is not elevated compared with controls
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 2007;8(5):301-305. 13
Amr H. Sawalha; Sanjay Saint; Robert W. Ike; Michael S. Bronze
Still consider the source
New England Journal of Medicine. 2005;353(14):1503-1507.
Sosa V. Kocheril; Mila Blaivas; Brent E. Appleton; William J. McCune; Robert W. Ike
Degos' disease mimicking vasculitis
Arthritis Care and Research. 2004;51(3):498-500.
Richard D. Swartz; Leslie J. Crofford; Sem H. Phan; Robert W. Ike; Lyndon D. Su
Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy: A novel cutaneous fibrosing disorder in patients with renal failure
American Journal of Medicine. 2003;114(7):563-572